Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a womb or uterus in shape or function
  • adj. Resembling an infant's experience of the womb

Etymologies

womb +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Colomb is womblike, all drip-feed beats and muffled clicks, while I Got a Woman combines a vocal sample from the Ray Charles song of the same name with extravagant piano flourishes and rib-rattling, slo-mo beats.

    Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise - review

  • There's some excellent contemporary work here, including Anish Kapoor's fleshy, womblike "Untitled," with its layerings of pigment and red gouache.

    Medium is message at Tate Britain 'Watercolour' show

  • In fact, the thing strikes me as very feminine, almost womblike, which makes sense as Ducasse's inspiration for it (and much of his cooking) comes from that of his grandmother, who would send a young Alain into the garden every day at noon to pick the onions, leeks and new potatoes that would become lunch.

    Ducasse's sensual new cooking vessel

  • With his argument bookended, in effect, by Goethe and Bram Stoker, Kittler could be taken to claim that in Dracula the womblike maternal orality that forms the basis of literacy training and the literary muse alike in the romantic discourse of 1800 must, a century later, return to the tomb of mute transcription.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • To Zellmer this dependence was a threatening loss of identity,71 but other men seem to have found comfort in the womblike interiors of bomber planes.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • Marx at least metaphorically accounts for how the architecture of churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques calm us with their womblike embrace and protection -- being the richly ornamented receptacles of narcotic enablement they are.

    G. Roger Denson: The Dark Side of Beauty

  • He paused in front of the big tank—it was only for a moment but it felt like an eternity—and beheld his friend suspended in the green solution, in womblike silence, kept alive by the intravenous drip, a living, breathing trophy.

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  • The high sides of the Hurricane cockpit gave it a womblike feeling that made a pilot feel strangely secure—both separated and protected from the outside world.

    Storyteller

  • The trees that grew like the inside of the Alien spaceship looks, all twisted muscle and womblike.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Marx at least metaphorically accounts for how the architecture of churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques calm us with their womblike embrace and protection--being the richly ornamented receptacles of narcotic enablement they are.

    G. Roger Denson: The Dark Side of Beauty: The Mosque As "Terror Cell"

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